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GRASSI & CO. Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • reimbursement for CPA exam study materials, and flexible work schedules including remote Saturdays in busy season) (in 8 reviews)

  • They implemented a flexible work schedule throughout the entire year and they are also paying for CPA courses and the test itself (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The company has strong requirements during busy season, that can sometimes be a lot to handle, but this is mostly only during (in 3 reviews)

  • Occasional communication disconnect between upper level management/Partners and staff (in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "The firm truly cares about people and career development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GRASSI & CO. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The firm has a strong management group and sets up people to succeed. Great opportunities to learn with interesting clients and I'm exposed to many different areas. The Partners, HR Department and others I work with truly care about me.

    Cons

    Sometimes busy season hours can be tough, however, that is expected at most public accounting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the people who care and continue to invest in the firm and its resources. Great place to begin and continue my career.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resource Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GRASSI & CO. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing good about this department

    Cons

    Whole Department is a disaster

    Advice to Management

    Start over

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Pass On This Poorly Run Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GRASSI & CO. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most people are friendly, snacks/food during busy season, early leave on Fridays during summer

    Cons

    Management skills are non existent throughout the entire firm
    Staff turnover at alarming rates
    Clients increasingly unhappy with service
    Benefits are not the best

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at why people are leaving and make changes within upper management

    Better communication and coordination


  4. Helpful (1)

    ""Grassi Franchise Services is only HALF good""

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Grassi & Co. home office in Jericho founded by Lou Grassi who is a leader in the true sense of the word.
    Nice holiday party
    Supportive co-workers
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Benefits offered and then revoked
    Losing franchise clients at alarming rate
    NO standard procedures, NO training, NO direction, NO communication
    Unrealistic expectations
    Terrible raises - $0.50 - is insulting!
    Micro managed by non-professional spouse!
    Low morale
    Human resource complaints go unaddressed
    Not enough employee parking
    Unstructured busy season

    Advice to Management

    Grassi Franchise Services, a merger that was completed in Dec 2016, is in dire need of leadership that will control the staff and not allow childish, unprofessional behavior to take place in the office. This acquisition needs to live up to Lou Grassi, CEO, standards.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "If You Are a Serious CPA, Do Not Start Career Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money, access to leadership team.

    Cons

    Attitudes of coworkers. The unstructured busy season. They do not emphasize the CPA enough. It is laughable that they promote people beyond Senior (or even to senior) without their CPA.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize the CPA and make it a requirement to go father at the firm. People should not be there for almost 10 years and not have their CPA!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Poor Management in Billing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Office environment, Room for growth.

    Cons

    Unprofessional Supervisor in specific Departments

    Advice to Management

    Management training is a must. There are specific Managers/Supervisors that act unprofessionally daily. From discriminatory conversations to constant political conversation to daily judgments passed on those thought to be of a lower "class"


  7. "Audit Senior"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has a flexible time policy, which is especially nice in the summer when you can leave on Fridays at 3 in the afternoon.

    Cons

    The company has strong requirements during busy season, that can sometimes be a lot to handle, but this is mostly only during busy season and does not last all year.

  8. "Good firm!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers and the company really does care about the employees.

    Cons

    A little mismanaged and tended to favor certain business groups than others.


  9. "Leadership makes all of the difference"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Our firm is lead by Lou Grassi. He is a leader in the true sense of the word. He founded the firm. He has high standards for himself and all members of the firm. He creates opportunities for his employees and empowers them to do their jobs and grow in their careers. Lou leads by example. We are fortunate to have him at the helm of our firm.

    Cons

    I wish I had joined this firm many years ago.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fund Accountant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GRASSI & CO. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Please read the comments below

    Cons

    No culture or diversity in the company. There is no attention for you to build up your carrer


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